Enabling Task Force

Legal Task Force

    About the Task Force

    The Sustainable Markets Initiative Legal Task Force brings together leading law firms with an international footprint and expertise across the full spectrum of legal services and industry sectors.

    The task force aims to amplify the contribution of lawyers and other legal professionals in using the law to help address sustainability and climate-related issues and drive the change towards the three major transformations under the mandate of the Terra Carta:

    1. A dramatic shift in corporate strategies and operations

    2. A reformed global financial system

    3. An enabling environment that attracts investment and incentivises action

    Legal Sector Task Force members will seek to implement positive, practical change through an agenda of specific projects and through collaboration and integration with the Sustainable Markets Initiative Task Forces across various other sectors.

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    Legal TF Press Release

    Press Release

    Sustainable Markets Initiative launches Legal Task Force to accelerate action on climate change and nature recovery

    Task Force aims to boost contribution of legal professionals in addressing sustainability efforts and help to accelerate the path to net zero.

    Read the press release here

      Legal professionals have a unique ability to enable the much-needed acceleration of the transition to sustainable business and living. We have a critical role to play.

      That is why I am immensely proud to announce the creation of the Sustainable Markets Initiative Legal Task Force, a coordinated private sector effort comprising leaders of several other leading law firms who share a commitment to using the power of the law to drive change and support the creation of an enabling environment that incentivises action.

      Our goal is to apply the collective legal expertise we have gained from representing the widest variety of clients to bring about positive, practical change. Through close collaboration, we will seek to support Nature, People and the Planet and address climate change and biodiversity loss

      James Libson, Managing Partner, Mishcon de Reya and Chair of the Sustainable Markets Initiative Legal Task Force
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      James Libson

      Task Force Members

      James Libson

      Managing Partner, Mishcon de Reya

      Adrian Cartwright

      Senior Partner and Chair of the Partnership Council, Clifford Chance

      Shane Gleghorn

      Global Co-Chair, Taylor Wessing

      Paul Jenkins

      Global CEO, Ashurst

      Simon Levine

      Global Co-CEO and International Managing Partner, DLA Piper

      Andrew Masraf

      Senior Partner, Pinsent Masons

      Further information

      For Task Force enquiries please contact:

      Email: info@sustainable-markets.org